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TCR Design Group
Smart use of space, great outcome!
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juliahocking

I agree with everyone's comments.

It is a great outcome - overcoming many constraints to fulfil the brief.

However,I can't help thinking how much more open the room would have been if the whole thing was mirror- imaged.

Reversing the layout would have given access to the glass doors at the back.

(I do understand that using existing plumbing/ electricals is much more efficient, and better for the budget and building timeline.)

   
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Lisa Breeze Architect

Thanks for your comments Julia

Re-using the existing plumbing points was less a question of time and money, it was a necessity, given the existing conditions. This is an old building, with plumbing situated within the narrow brick party walls, while the floor, below the timber, is a concrete slab. Relocating the services to the opposite side of the townhouse was not feasible. In an ideal scenario, designed and built from scratch, mirroring the layout would have been perfect. A renovation of an old building requires working with what you have.

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